Stars of the festival
Provincetown CabaretFest 2020
'Imagine - The Music of The Swing'n 70s meets the Roaring 20s'
is proud to present 35 top performers this season in Provincetown.
Our performers come from: Boston, Palm Springs, CA., New York City
Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Cape Cod.
Provincetown CabaretFest 2020 Stars
Stars: Our headliner- John Davidson,
Solo Show Performers: Patricia Fitzpatrick, Warren Schein, Michael McAssey, Jan Peters, Michael Garin & Mardie Millit, Joe Della Penna, Lisa Gail, Sean Patrick Murtagh
and Roderick Ferguson.
Sunday Brunch Featured Performer: Pamela Enders
Guest Star Performer: Angela Bacari
Musical Directors: Brian Patton, Tom LaMark and Michael McAssey.
MCs: Patricia Fitzpatrick, John O'Neil, Warren Schein
Saturday, May 30
“An Evening with John Davidson”
Provincetown CabaretFest welcomes, John Davidson, the iconic star of the 1970s to his debut performance in Provincetown!
Davidson is an American actor, singer, game-show host who is best known as the long time host of "Hollywood Squares". Davidson made his film debut in “The Happiest Millionaire” alongside actress Lesley Ann Warren.
During the 1970s, Davidson starred alongside Sally Fields in the movie “The Girl with Something Extra”. In 1974 Davidson played a cross-dressing lounge singer, who murders his fans in the television series “The Streets of San Francisco”
In the late 1970s, Davidson became a frequent host on the "The Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson.
His boyish charm, dimples, and good looks made him a favorite of television audiences and made him a sought - after guest on a variety of television talk shows.
Davidson got his start as a singer/song man. He has recently returned to these roots and travels the country in stage plays. He has been the Wizard in ‘Wicked’, a lead in “Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”,” Chicago” and recently Henry Hill in “The Music Man”.
In the 1990’s Davidson performed daily in Branson, MO. in a theater bearing his name. However, according to Davidson, he is most at home traveling with his guitar and singing in intimate settings to audiences he can see! Davidson is bringing his warm, humorous and introspective 90-minute show to the Pilgrim House, May 30 at 8:30 PM.
Tickets: Davidson VIP Tickets, include front row seating, bottled water, and a Meet & Greet Reception with Davidson post-show $65.00
General Seating $45.00. Tickets available on our Tickets page, now. This show is expected to SELL OUT!
Patricia Fitzpatrick, Cape Cod
"Broadway Baby- A Salute to Sondheim"
Saturday,May 30 1:00-2:30 PM White Wind Inn
Fitzpatrick has performed at Don’t Tell Mama, The Metropolitan Room and The Iguana in NYC, Josephine’s at Club Café, Top of the Pru (Boston), Germano's Cafe, Baltimore, The Sugar Club in Antigua and the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Room in London, England
Her original show, “Cougars on the Prowl”, with Dana Lorge and Helena Grenot was nominated for the prestigious MAC Award in 2011.
Fitzpatrick, Warren Schein with Musical Director Brian Patton recently performed her newest show, “Memories of the Playboy Club”, at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC.
Go to Events, Thursday 28th, 1:30 - 3:00 PM for details of Patricia's workshop, and Saturday 30th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM for details of her show at the White Wind Inn.
John O'Neil, Master of Ceremonies & featured artist "Top of the World" Sunday Brunch May 31 Pilgrim House
O'Neil, ‘one of New England’s finest cabaret actors’ (Niagara Falls
Gazette), has also been called a “cabaret sensation” by Boston
John O’Neil is the original creator of the Provincetown CabaretFest
first held in May of 2000. He is a multi-talented person, a performer,
producer, teacher, actor, dancer, master class coach, vocal coach
and audience favorite throughout Massachusetts and beyond.
The CabaretFest is thrilled to have John O’Neil as our muse and friend.
John recently appeared in Revolution Theatre Company’s production
of 'Titanic: The Musical' in the role of Captain E.J. Smith.
John’s CD 'John O’Neil and Jim Rice Live' in the Napoleon Room was released in March of 2016.
Angela Bacari Celebrity Master Coach & Guest Star at May 31, Sunday Brunch
Bacari burst into the entertainment scene in the 1970s. An appearance on the Dinah Shore television show brought her the longest studio applause in TV history for a singing performance!
After years in the industry, Bacari, who resides in Rhode Island, became a sought-after vocal coach. One of her most famous clients is Award-winning actress and vocalist, Liza Minnelli. She worked with Liza, to bring back her voice, after the star's stroke.
Angela’s grandson, Nicholas King, was our headliner at the 2019 CabaretFest.
This year Angela will be leading the Celebrity Master Class to prepare our singers for their appearance at the highlight of the festival- Sunday Brunch Show May 31, 2020
Go to Events, Wednesday 27th May for details of her Celebrity Masterclass 12:00 - 5:00 PM at the Pilgrim House.
Michael Garin & Mardie Millit
'Michael & Mardie Fight About The 70s’
Saturday, May 30 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cabaret Fest is delighted to welcome back this amazingly talented duo from the Big City, their third appearance at Cabaret Fest. We could not ask for a better team for our double-commemorative show - the 400th anniversary of the Landing of the Mayflower in Provincetown and our Cabaret Festival 20th anniversary show.
Direct from appearances at Birdland in NYC, Garin and Millit serve up a 40-oz. tallboy of musical innuendo, pick-up lines and clever repartée that goes down with surprising ease. In the best tradition of the piano bar, these neo-modern lounge artists don't fight the scene - they make it.
Self-described as "Steve and Eydie Meet The Three
Stooges," the Manhattan piano/vocal duo have been
known to stir up delicious mayhem wherever they go.
For years they've held forth in some of Gotham's swankiest and most notorious clubs and boîtes, from
the VIP Room at Limelight to the Rainbow Room, the
Monkey Bar and NYC's famed Birdland.
Their new show, 'Michael & Mardie Fight About the 70s' makes its debut at this year’s CabaretFest. Michael is currently holding forth as the house pianist at the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca, and Mardie is working on a solo show combining the works of Fred Rogers and Stephen Sondheim.
Go to Events, Saturday 30th May for details of their show at 6 - 7:00 PM, the Pilgrim House.
Joe Della Penna "That 70's Cabaret Show"
May 28 , 6:30 - 7:30 PM The Pilgrim House
The 1970s saw a convergence of genres finding their place on the pop charts in healthy competition with one another - and Joe Della Penna rememberers it all. An avid record collector from early childhood, Joe absorbed the sounds of an era from pop to rock to disco that became part of his style from when he began piano lessons in the middle of the decade.
“THAT 70s CABARET SHOW” kicks off this year’s CabaretFest and features plenty of great sing-a-long, hummable, get-up-and-boogie toe-tapping tunes for everyone to enjoy. This year marks the debut of Joe’s new solo showcase for CabaretFest, and he looks forward to seeing you there!
Go to Events, Friday, 5-6:00 PM for details of Jo's Show 'That 70's Cabaret Show''
Jan Peters "Applause, Applause!" May 30 , 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Pilgrim House
Provincetown CabaretFest welcomes Jan Peters back to the Festival! Peters performed at the very first festival. It is our pleasure to welcome her back!
Jan Peters, Multi-Award winner performs throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras, Peters appears at many of Boston’s best nightclubs and hotels.
Jan’s cabaret show “Old Fashioned, Please!” was named one of Boston’s Top Ten Shows and continues to receive critical acclaim.
Her debut CD, "Somebody Come and Play" continues to receive rave reviews. Her new CD, "You Started Something" was also released to glowing reviews. Jordan Rich of WBZ Radio in Boston wrote; “Jan Peters has scored another great success performing material she was born to do.”
Jan can be seen regularly in The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe in Boston.
Go to Events, Saturday 30th 3:00- 4:00 PM for details of Jan's show 'Applause, Applause'.
Pamela Enders May 31, "Top of the World" Sunday Brunch
Pamela Enders has participated in several of the Provincetown CabaretFests during the past 20 years. This year she is the featured artist at the Sunday Brunch, May 31 with Musical Director Brian Patton & the Brian Patton Trio.
Enders is a regular in the Boston cabaret scene. Her honey smooth voice is a treat. She caresses the lyrics and soothes her audience.
Dr. Enders is a strong supporter of cabaret and her fellow performers.
We Welcome Pamela to our stellar roster of Cabaret Festival performers.
Go to Events, Sunday, May 31 11:00 AM
for details of Pamela's performance with the
Brian Patton Trio
Tickets $47, includes show & Brunch.
Roderick Ferguson " Man Over Board- A 70's Broadway Tribute" 4:30 - 5:30 PM The Pilgrim House
Roderick “Rod” Ferguson is a triple threat!
Ferguson can ‘dance’, sing and act. He is also known in Boston as a ‘wicked’ good comedian. Laughter and music go together like a ‘wink & a smile’. Ferguson has spent years taking Master classes, attending the Saint Louise Cabaret Convention and is being mentored by both Marilyn Maye and Faith Prince.
After a master class with Barry Levitt, Levitt said “This kid's got it!”
Roderick will be performing his second solo show at the 20th Anniversary festival “Man Overboard” on Friday May 29 at The Pilgrim House.
Do not miss this genuine, hysterical, talented performer. We predict he’ll be on a comedy sitcom soon!
Go to Events, Saturday, May 30th
for details of Roderick's performance.
Lisa Gail " It Isn't Easy Being Green" Friday, May 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Pilgrim House
CabaretFest 2020 is pleased to present Lisa Gail’s long awaited solo debut concert “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Show direction by Carol O’Shaughnessy 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree and musical direction by the extraordinary Pianist /Arranger/Conductor Tom LaMark!
Lisa Gail has been a featured performer at CabaretFest Since 2015 performing in the Friday night review show as well as the 3 of the Sunday Brunch shows. Lisa has worked with cabaret coaches including Mark Nadler, Steve Ross, husband and wife team Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, Sharon McNight, Brian Patton, John O’Neil and Lisa’s beloved mentor the late great “Maestro” Barry Levitt. Levitt in speaking of Lisa Gail stated “She doesn’t know what she has... she is a powerhouse performer!”
In the 70’s Lisa Gail was watching Sesame Street, honing her singing talents in kid pageants, acting in her first professional touring company of Annie Get Your Gun (with Beth Fowler), and singing with ABBA in their 1979 North American Tour in the kid’s chorus of “I Have a dream” to name a few. Lisa will pull together from the above experiences culminating in a show celebrating love, gratitude, and acceptance.
Go to Events, Friday 29th 7:00 - 8:00 PM for details of Lisa's performance
Sean Patrick Murtagh 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
'My Mama's Radio'.
This is Murtagh's debut at the festival. His Mario Lanza Tribute Show in NYC brought him rave reviews. He has recently appeared at Brandy's Live with Michael McAssey and can be seen performing a variety of top NYC cabaret clubs.